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DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin: Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Power Blend

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About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Discover an easy solution designed to address the unique needs of oily and mixed skin types – the DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin. Crafted with the enriching goodness of Aloe Vera and Tea Tree, this serum offers a potent blend to restore balance and radiance to your complexion.

In this article, we’ll unveil a simple yet effective recipe, leveraging the natural benefits of these ingredients to create a serum that not only combats excess oil but also nurtures and revitalizes your skin. Join us on this enlightening journey to unlock the potential of the Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Power Blend.

Ingredients Needed

  • Sweet almond oil or coconut oil
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Tea tree essential oil

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Bowl
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Small whisk
  • A serum glass bottle to store your DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin

Spoon Measurement Terms

In some of our articles, and for non-liquid ingredients, we use the measurements ‘One Spoon,’ ‘Rounded Spoon,’ and ‘Heaped Spoon’, to measure the quantity of ingredients, rather than precise measurements in grams or ounces. This is because adding a little more or less of the ingredient does not affect the final product. Both tablespoons and teaspoons follow these guidelines. Here’s a brief explanation of these terms:

  • One Spoon: Fill the ingredient in a measuring spoon, leveling it with a straight edge.
  • Rounded Spoon: More than a level measurement, with the ingredient piled above the spoon’s edge in a rounded shape.
  • Heaped Spoon: The non-liquid ingredient is scooped as high as possible on a spoon.

1- Start by putting one tablespoon of sweet almond oil or coconut oil in a bowl. In the image below, I used coconut oil; the weather was warm and the coconut oil was liquid (in cold temperatures, it solidifies).

DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin. Here, I am using coconut oil
Here, I am using coconut oil

2- Add 4 drops only of tea tree essential oil.

DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin. Add tea tree essential oil
Add tea tree essential oil

3- Add one rounded teaspoon of aloe vera gel.

DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin. Add aloe vera gel
Add aloe vera gel

4- With a small whisk, mix thoroughly the ingredients.

DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin. Mix well
Mix well

5- Scoop the serum into a serum glass bottle, and you’re done!

DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin. Final product
DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin. Final product

How To Use: DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin

Perfectly suited for both oily and mixed skin types, the DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin holds the key to a balanced and revitalized complexion. Follow these simple steps to make the most of its benefits:

  1. Cleanse: Gently cleanse your face to ensure your skin is free from impurities and makeup residue.
  2. Apply: Before going to bed, apply a small amount of the serum onto your fingertips. Gently massage it onto your cleansed face, using circular motion. The serum’s lightweight texture ensures easy absorption.
  3. Even Distribution: Pay special attention to areas prone to excess oil, such as the T-zone. Ensure an even distribution of the serum, allowing it to work its magic.
  4. Overnight Revitalization: Leave the serum on overnight. As you rest, the Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Power Blend will diligently address oiliness while nurturing your skin.
  5. Morning Rinse: Upon waking, cleanse your face as part of your morning routine. Wash away any residual serum to reveal a refreshed and balanced complexion.
  6. Daily Consistency: For optimal results, make this ritual a part of your nightly routine. Apply the serum to clean skin every night before sleep to maintain the ideal balance for your oily or mixed skin.
DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin. Woman holding serum bottle


  1. Balanced Complexion: The DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin’s unique blend of Aloe Vera and Tea Tree works harmoniously to regulate oil production, leaving your skin with a balanced and shine-free glow.
  2. Pore Refinement: Say hello to refined pores. The serum’s natural properties help to minimize the appearance of pores, giving your skin a smoother and more even texture.
  3. Nurturing Hydration: Hydration without the greasy aftermath. Aloe Vera’s moisturizing prowess combined with Tea Tree’s purifying qualities create a powerful duo that replenishes moisture levels while keeping oiliness in check.
  4. Clarifying Action: Experience the magic of Tea Tree’s clarifying prowess. This serum gently assists in clarifying troubled areas, promoting a clearer and more radiant complexion over time.
  5. Nighttime Restoration: While you sleep, your skin undergoes a rejuvenating process. The serum’s nightly application aids in restoring and revitalizing your skin, helping you wake up to a fresher, more revitalized appearance.

Embrace these remarkable benefits and let the DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin become your go-to solution for a harmonized, radiant, and revitalized complexion.

DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin. Serum bottle

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I use the serum during the day?
    For optimal results, it’s recommended to use the DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin before bedtime. Its overnight action allows the Aloe Vera and Tea Tree blend to work effectively in addressing oiliness and promoting skin balance.
  2. How often should I apply the serum?
    Apply the serum every night before sleep for consistent results. This nightly ritual helps maintain a balanced complexion and allows the serum to work its magic while you rest.
  3. Can I use this serum with other skincare products?
    Absolutely! Incorporate the serum seamlessly into your existing skincare routine. Apply it after cleansing and toning, and before moisturizing, for enhanced results.
  4. Will the serum make my skin dry or tight?
    No need to worry. The Aloe Vera infusion ensures that your skin remains hydrated and supple, preventing any discomfort often associated with oil-control products.
  5. How long will it take to see results?
    Results may vary. You could see a difference within a few weeks of consistent use. Continued use over time can lead to more significant improvements in oil balance and overall complexion.

Here are more articles on DIY natural and handmade body oils and serums:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make your own DIY Natural Serum for Oily Skin are demonstrated between the timestamps 2m37s and 5m38s of this video.

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